Hangzhou is famous for producing high quality silk and embroidery. The city has a lot of local souvenir shops where you could buy silk and embroidery with lower price than other places. Besides, commodities produced in Hangzhou mainly include West Lake Silk Umbrellas, Tianzhu Bamboo Chopsticks, White Chrysanthemum Tea and world-famous Hangzhou Longjing Tea.
Hangzhou Silk City
Hangzhou Silk City is the best place for purchasing silk, and it is the biggest silk wholesale and retail market in China with more than 600 silk enterprises dealing in a wide variety of pure silk fabrics, garments, handicraft articles, scarves, and ties. Sellers not only do business within mainland China, they also export silk products to Europe, America, Australia, Hong Kong, Macau, and Taiwan. The market is distinguished as offering standardized management, reliable quality, and reasonable prices. Be aware that bargaining is acceptable and a good way to save your money.
Enjoying a sound reputation, Hangzhou Longjing Tea (Dragon Well Tea) is renowned for its unique green color, fragrant aroma, and sweet taste. Hangzhou Longjing Tea is also regarded as a kind of “elixir”. Meijiawu Village provides high quality Longjing Tea, and if you are interested in tea culture and history, Meijiawu Village is also the ideal spot where you can watch a tea ceremony, and select tea under professional guidance.
As one of the most famous historic streets in Hangzhou, Hefang Street reflects the social features of the Southern Song Dynasty (1127-1279). Taking a stroll along this street, you will be attracted by the antique buildings and local crafts, such as silk parasols, brocades, renowned Zhang Xiaoquan scissors and Hangzhou fans.
Sijiqing Clothing Market
Sijiqing Clothing Market is located on Hanghai Road. Established in October of 1989, the market is one of the most influential clothing wholesale and circulation markets in the country. With a large variety of brand name clothes with reasonably price, the market has been popular among customers for many years. More than 80% of the clothes here are sold wholesale. Possessing good outlets, the Sijiqing Clothing Market is the source for clothes sold in the markets of Southeast Asia, Europe and even America.
Modern Shopping Malls
Hangzhou has several high-end shopping malls, for example Intime (Yintai) Department Store and Hangzhou Department Store located in Yanan Road, Hangzhou Tower Shopping Center located in Wulin Square, Friendship Department Store, and Yuanhua Plaza located in Jiefang Road. These high-end shopping malls provide all kind of luxury brands, including Chanel, Gucci, Canali, and so on. If you want to do shopping without the stress of bargaining, these shopping malls are definitely good choices.